Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Goodbye 2013 and good riddance!

So, it started with dreadful flu and it's ending in similar fashion with a chest infection, so I for one will not be sorry to see the back of this year. I started it thinking it couldn't be worse than 2012, but it had a real sting in the tail waiting for me, which I suspect will take most of 2014 to get over properly.

However, throughout the year, I used sewing as my distraction, and so have a reasonable number of makes to show off in this round up of the last 12 months....

I managed 8 quilts altogether, (there's more at the end) although half of these are still WIPs! My resolution for 2014 is to get them finished.

There were 4 mini quilts all of which I loved and 3 of which were gifts


This was the year I got back into dressmaking and I have a couple of projects lined up to start the year off.
There were a fair few bags too - I loved making these and again, there's plans for a couple more in 2014.

And lastly there were a few other bits and pieces that missed the mosaics above.

So, sewing wise, not a bad year, and I'm starting another quilt this evening - it's a scrappy tripalong for my neighbour. His wife very sadly passed away suddenly this summer, and, thanks to me, had just got into quilting. He has asked me to make a quilt with the fabric she had bought just before she died. It's an interesting mix of fabrics to say the least, but it will mean a lot to him, and seems a positive way to end this 'annus horribilis' and start 2014.

So, thanks to everyone for your warmth and friendship throughout the last 12 months and here's wishing you and yours health, wealth, but most importantly, happiness for 2014!

 

15 comments:

  1. 2013 hasn't been that kind to me either so here's to 2014!!!

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  2. You've made some beautiful items this year! Love your vinyl dress and phone skirt. Do hope 2014 is good to you.

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  3. Sorry about your horrible chest infection and I hope you feel much better soon. You made some lovely things in 2013, and here's hoping that 2014 is better in all ways. Happy New Year!

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  4. You are a strong person - I admire you Pennie! Here is to a fantastic 2014 xxxx

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  5. Such loveliness and your makes are fab too . Wishing you a peaceful 2014 x

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  6. Such loveliness and your makes are fab too . Wishing you a peaceful 2014 x

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  7. I'm in the same camp as you and glad to get this year over with. Sewing as a distraction sounds like a great idea and your output is impressive as well lovely. Hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Wow a whole lot of brilliant makes, I think 2013 was the worst year I've had since my Dad died but I also made a load of stuff, sewing is therapy! Here's hoping 2014 is awesome or at least a whole lot better than 2013.

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  9. Ugh, totally with you on the chest infection, crappy new year indeed!

    Gorgeous sewing makes though, and hope 2014 is bigger and better (and germ free!)

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  10. 2014 - it is your year lovely! xxx

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  11. Love the seaside quilt,hope 2014is a happy one.

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  12. Wishing you a happier 2014. You need a good year. Di x

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  13. You made so many lovely things. Here's to a fabulous 2014 and a long forgotten rubbish 2013 x

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  14. I love reading your blogs and am sad we didn't get to meet up... Maybe this year... You are a wonderful lady xxx thank you... Gill x

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